November 30, 2020 – Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) announces the hiring of two executives to provide consulting and technical leadership in response to growing demand within its natural resources, renewable energy, and sustainability practices.
“It feels great to be a part of a better future through both our deep expertise in the renewable energy markets as well as our fast-growing sustainability practice,” said President and CEO Bobbi Westerby. “Isabel and Dan are dynamic and passionate experts, helping our clients and staff approach perennial challenges with progressive, forward-looking solutions.”
Isabel C. Johnson joined as Vice President and Natural Resources National Director, replacing Bobbi Westerby in this role. Most recently with NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generators of wind and solar energy, Isabel brings a deep portfolio of power sector experience, leading the environmental permitting efforts for utility scale solar, wind, and transmission line projects in numerous regions in the US. She is assigned to the firm’s Juno Beach, Florida location.
Isabel’s more than 35 years of environmental consulting experience has been focused primarily in the Eastern United States with numerous international project locations as well. She is a trusted client advisor, experienced in developing technical processes, permitting of facilities, management of technical staff and has a strong technical background in natural resources and ecological risk assessment. She holds an M.S. in Biology from the University of West Florida and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida.
Daniel (Dan) A. Gilbert joins ECT in the newly formed role of Sustainability Practice Leader. He is responsible for the growth and development of solutions related to sustainability strategy and planning, technical support, testing and verification, and other related practice segments. For the past decade, Dan has focused on driving positive business metrics through the design and implementation of sustainability programs, data and system analysis, best management practices, and communications and stakeholder programs for organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Takeda, MolsonCoors, and Waste Management.
Dan’s leadership in the sustainability field is synonymous with maximizing returns for organizations by optimizing waste, energy, and water use, reuse, and systems. He works collaboratively to build plans and teams, produce quality analytics, and fulfill reporting requirements for numerous widely accepted benchmarks or indices. He has both an MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is assigned to ECT’s Traverse City, Michigan office.
“A holistic approach to sustainability—with respect to disruptive change, financial strength, environmental and social variables and governance (also referred to as ESG)— are rapidly shaping the priorities of many of our industrial and governmental clients,” said Senior Vice President Sanjiv Sinha, Ph.D.